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  • round peg in a square hole — or square peg in a round hole A person who is unsuited to the particular position he or she occupies • • • Main Entry: ↑peg …   Useful english dictionary

  • you can't fit a round peg in a square hole — you can t force a person into roles for which he/she is not suited …   English contemporary dictionary

  • square peg in a round hole — round peg in a square hole or square peg in a round hole A person who is unsuited to the particular position he or she occupies • • • Main Entry: ↑peg …   Useful english dictionary

  • peg — [peg] n. [ME pegge, prob. < LowG source, as in Du peg, wooden plug < IE base * bak , staff > L baculum, stick] 1. a short, usually tapering or pointed piece of wood, metal, etc. used to hold parts together or in place, or to close an… …   English World dictionary

  • round — adj., n., adv., prep., & v. adj. 1 shaped like or approximately like a circle, sphere, or cylinder; having a convex or circular outline or surface; curved, not angular. 2 done with or involving circular motion. 3 a entire, continuous, complete (a …   Useful english dictionary

  • peg — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pin; degree. See support. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pin, holder, marker, tack, screw, fastener, plug, bolt, dowel, treenail, linchpin; see also nail . • round peg in a square hole or [m1]• square peg in …   English dictionary for students

  • square peg — see under ↑peg • • • Main Entry: ↑square * * * square peg, person or thing unfit or unsuitable: »You can t put a square peg in a round hole …   Useful english dictionary

  • hole — n. & v. n. 1 a an empty space in a solid body. b an aperture in or through something. 2 an animal s burrow. 3 a cavity or receptacle for a ball in various sports or games. 4 colloq. a small, mean, or dingy abode. 5 colloq. an awkward situation. 6 …   Useful english dictionary

  • peg — n. & v. n. 1 a a usu. cylindrical pin or bolt of wood or metal, often tapered at one end, and used for holding esp. two things together. b such a peg attached to a wall etc. and used for hanging garments etc. on. c a peg driven into the ground… …   Useful english dictionary

  • square — noun 1》 a plane figure with four equal straight sides and four right angles.     ↘something that is the shape of a square or a cube.     ↘historical a body of infantry drawn up in rectangular form. 2》 an open, typically four sided, area… …   English new terms dictionary

  • square peg in a round hole — If somebody s in a situation, organisation, etc, where they don t fit in and feel out of place, they are a square peg in a round hole …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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